Dear Pretty Birds,
Last weekend I was swept away on a gorgeous Roman holiday by Hermès in celebration of La Maison des Carrés, the French house’s new e-commerce site dedicated to its famous silk scarves. (BTW, Have you has a chance to watch our La Maison des Carrés video yet? It features some of my dear friends interpreting the scarves in their own personal style.)
A splendid reason to visit the “eternal city,” the weekend’s stellar event was the “Silk Ball,” glamorously held at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera. Upon entering the beautiful structure, originally opened in 1880, guests happened upon a specially designed labyrinth whose walls were lavishly adorned with stunning Hermès foulards. Trust me, it was one time when you absolutely wanted to get lost, and maybe for always. After countless minutes of admiration, we were invited to be styled in scarves of our choice and sit for polaroids in front of a silk-dressed set. Style captured, we then made our way to the “beauty hall” that was reminiscence of back stage dressing rooms. Once there, all sorts of beauty transformations took place at the gracious hands of well-known make-up artists – Hermès themed tattoos, facial-mask accents and hair decoration. Even more beautiful than when we arrived, it was time for the decadent cocktail hour that featured lavish fruit and dessert consoles and the delicious catering of chef Filippo La Mantia. Yummy treat and bubbly in hand all through out the evening, we were entertained by the sounds of our own very favorite DJ Emilie Fouilloux, and captivated by a series of mini-shows featuring dancers and performers clad in the star of the evening – the Carrè. Silky – that’s my kind of Roman holiday.
In the piazza I wear a Carven top and skirt, Louis Vuitton boots and a Hermès bandana. Street style images by Giulia Capresi.